Item #8200 Two Private S.J. Perry signatures of the 6th Regiment, The Duke of Connaught's Own Ri es, Vancouver. Sergeant Samuel J. PERRY.

Two Private S.J. Perry signatures of the 6th Regiment, The Duke of Connaught's Own Ri es, Vancouver

Place Published: Bisley, England
Date Published: 1904
Binding: No binding

Two signatures on 6 x 3-3/8 inch beige envelope front of Private "S.J. Perry / Bisley" 1904 [July]

Near fine condition.

Sergeant Samuel J. Perry [Rank: Colour Sergeant; Regiment: 6th Regiment, The Duke of Connaught's Own Ri es, Vancouver; Medal/Honour/Award: Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal; Private Perry, of Vancouver. A member

of one of the Canadian contingents which fought in the late South African war. He was the winner of King's Prize (1904). In 1904 a private of the DCOR, Sam Perry, became the top rifle shot of the entire Empire, winning the King’s Prize at Bisley, England on July 1904. He won with a score of 321 points. At 600 yards he scored 18 Bull’s-eyes and two inners and at 1,000 yards he scored forty-eight out of fifty. He thus takes the King's gold medal and a $1,250 purse, having defeated all the best shots of the British Empire. He was the first native born Canadian to attain that honour.


Near Fine. Item #8200

$60.00 USD
$77.29 CAD

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